The State of NoVa: Herndon


Posted at 07:44 AM ET, 12/12/2012

Toddler’s tragic death in Herndon, in overheated car, continues as political issue in Russia four years later

Four years after adoptee Chase Harrison died, a bill in his name to be passed by Russian parliament.

By Tom Jackman  |  07:44 AM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Herndon, Purcellville, Courts | Tags:  Chase Harrison, Miles Harrison, Dima Yakovlev, R. Terence Ney, Gene Weingarten

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 06/14/2012

Herndon High School has long history of pranks

Thirty-five years ago, someone put a Volkswagen on the roof of the school.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:30 AM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Herndon | Tags:  Herndon High School, Volkswagen, senior pranks

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 03/08/2012

Herndon makes Maggie DeBoard NoVa’s first woman police chief

Maggie DeBoard moves over from Fairfax County, where she was deputy chief.

By Tom Jackman  |  12:18 PM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Herndon, Police | Tags:  Maggie DeBoard, Herndon police

Posted at 04:00 AM ET, 03/01/2012

Correct Fairfax Metro station names are all here

Metro is looking for new names for the new Silver Line stations. Here’s what they should be.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:00 AM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro, Fairfax County, Reston, Herndon | Tags:  Metro

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 02/28/2012

Herndon’s Tortilla Factory says ‘no mas’ after 37 years

The very popular restaurant on Elden Street closes. Will you miss it?

By Tom Jackman  |  02:27 PM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Herndon | Tags:  Tortilla Factory, Virginia

Posted at 04:15 AM ET, 01/17/2012

Herndon Mayor Steve DeBenedittis stepping down

Steve DeBenedittis, elected during the 2006 day laborer uproar, won’t seek a fourth term.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:15 AM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Herndon, Politics | Tags:  Steve DeBenedittis, Virginia

Posted at 04:15 AM ET, 01/11/2012

Herndon council decides against Dranesville Road roundabout

It took four and a half hours of traffic facts, engineering analysis and school bus information to sway the Herndon town council away from a roundabout and instead toward new medians.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:15 AM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Herndon, Traffic | Tags:  Dranesville Road roundabout, Virginia

Posted at 04:30 AM ET, 01/09/2012

Herndon traffic roundabout causes an uproar

The town approved a traffic device for a major thoroughfare without a public hearing. The neighbors protested, and now the town council will hold a public vote Tuesday.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:30 AM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Herndon, Traffic | Tags:  Dranesville Road roundabout, Virginia

Posted at 06:24 AM ET, 12/06/2011

Herndon’s Scottie Reynolds still has NBA dreams

One of the greatest basketball players ever to emerge from Northern Virginia, and Villanova’s second all-time leading scorer, is bouncing around between leagues hoping for a shot at the NBA.

By Tom Jackman  |  06:24 AM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Herndon, Sports | Tags:  Scottie Reynolds, Virginia

Posted at 04:50 AM ET, 06/13/2011

Beloved Herndon gardener Margaret Thomas dies

On little more than five acres on Lawyers Road outside Reston, Margaret Thomas created an iris garden that attracted national attention. But after her passing, its future is unclear.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:50 AM ET, 06/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Herndon | Tags:  Margaret Thomas, Virginia

Posted at 05:37 PM ET, 06/06/2011

Herndon invaded by West Coast mob (of dancers)

A flash mob of West Coast-style swing dancers did their thing at the Herndon Festival Friday night, and no violence was reported from any feuds with East Coast-style swing dancers.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:37 PM ET, 06/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Herndon | Tags:  Herndon Festival, Virginia

Posted at 04:45 AM ET, 06/06/2011

Herndon High School teacher flies in airborne observatory

Astronomy teacher Mary Blessing was one of six teachers nationwide chosen to fly on SOFIA, a modified 747 with a gigantic, high-powered infrared telescope.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:45 AM ET, 06/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Herndon, Schools | Tags:  Mary Blessing, SOFIA, Virginia

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 04/29/2011

Lawsuit: Herndon boy told to jump from moving school bus

Delontae Wingfield says his Fairfax County school bus driver wouldn’t let him off the bus. So he jumped. Two years later, he’s still having headaches and seizures. Now his family is suing.

By Tom Jackman  |  12:04 PM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Herndon, Fairfax County, Schools | Tags:  Delontae Wingfield, Virginia